Yesterday (5/12/14,) the electro-pop duo Chromeo, made up of David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel, released their latest full length album “White Women.” It is no doubt the album will make you want to dance around in your underwear, while belting out their kinky lyrics and electric sliding in front of the mirror. From beginning to end, the album demonstrates funky up-tempo beats with an old-school disco vibe.
The first song off of the album “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” was released as a single a few months ago, and has already been remixed by countless artists including Dillon Francis and The Chain Smokers, securing it’s spot as whats sure to be one of the hit songs of summer. The jam features a funky guitar rift accompanying a drum beat that’s sure to get your foot tapping. The second track, titled “Come Alive” features Toro Y Moi, and features a very distinct disco-styled beat with playful lyrics including the line “I wish I could love you down right now on the kitchen floor.”
The album features a few tracks with a slowed-down beat including “Over Your Shoulder”, “Hard To Say No” and “Lost On The Way Home” (featuring Solange) . Although down-tempo compared to the rest of the album, the jams follow the disco theme, with keyboard notes and an electric synth that makes the songs danceable. However, the duo really slows things down for the track “ Ezra’s Interlude” featuring Ezra Koenig. The 1:55 minute long track track nearly seems out of place compared to the rest of the tracks on the album with very few electronica elements and a piano melody. However, the tune offers a nice break in the middle of the album midst the up-beat tracks.
The album features the song “Sexy Socialite”. Which includes sensual lyrics such as and a sassy up-tempo beat with guitar, drum, and keyboard instrumental elements. Another song that’s sure to be a hit is “Frequent Flyer” with voice synthesizers and a funkified drum line. The clever lyrics make the song even more appealing including the line “I put the ‘Freak’ in frequent flyer.” The remaining tracks “Fall Back 2U,” “Something Good,” “Old 45’s” and “Play The Fool” follow the disco vibe, making the listener feel as if they could go straight back to dancing in the 70’s.
Overall, the album demonstrates a twist on the groups previous sound, one that will satisfy long-time fans as well as attract plenty of new ones. The compilation proves that Chromeo’s sound is evolving, while sticking close to their roots, and is everything an album should be!
Connect With Chromeo:
Official Website: http://chromeo.net/
Written By Madi Lawton